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ability, is trying to look out for us. barack obama when the sox, celtics, operators patriots are winning again, the crowd will gather and watch the parade. and this time next year on the third monday on april the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon. bet on it. >> michael: our president rallying spirits at the memorial for botch bombing victims earlier today. it was a speech that definitely wasn't on the white house agenda on monday. just four days ago the top of the agenda was getting stronger gun background checks in the senate and pushing ahead on the immigration reform. now only terror and political defeat are in the headlines. joining me from francisco to tell how the white house can get back in the driver seat, lanny davis author of "crystals." based on his experience as special council to president bill clinton during the lewinsky scandal. and lanny davis welcome into the war room. >> thanks, thanks for having me. >> michael: let's get right to the top of the news line. the boston bombings dive
packages in the capitol. federal authorities say letters sent to president obama tested positive for the toxic substance ricin. here is jay corny today. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president at an off-site mail facility it was noticed to contain a suspicious substance, and tests were undertaken. >> michael: thankfully it was intercepted before it reached the white house. since 9/11 all white house and congressional mail is sorted at a separation lobingation. this morning two floors evacuated when a letter was discovered there. in the hallway outside of senator richard shelby's office was cleared after reports that he also received a suspicious package. in phoenix there was report of a suspicious package at john mccain's office. and karl levin's office was evacuated because of similar circumstances. a man has been arrested with a backpack full of letters, and he is in custody. coming up rt rybak will give us his take on the votings, plus at least progressives have mark sanford to keep their sparts up. and later, scrutinized and also misunde
? >> well, i'm not convinced that the furloughs will come about. i would say that president obama has shown a partiality to listening to the tourism industry. so i'm not sure it is really going to happen. i think there could be a change of mind. but overall america is just recovering from what the industry is calling a lost decade, where a series of idealogical arguments, and the 9/11 border changes really flattened out tourism for the united states when it was booming in the rest of the world. >> michael: it is almost too easy to complain too about how bad air travel has gotten. but what the american citizens have to go to is nothing compared to what foreign visitors have to go through to get into america. >> if you are a male from a predominantly muslim country, you have the most severe requirements. other than some european countries, you have to now have a visa and have that visa approved at an american consulate. all of that is hard for a country like russia, you could travel over a thousand miles, get to the consulate and be rejected. even if you get your
of president obama's signature healthcare reform law a train wreck. before you scream who is this guy, remember he did help ride the affordable care act. leads hit to mike dennison. mike, thank you for joining us in "the war room"." >> glad to be here. >> michael: mike, tell us what is the buzz in montana about why matt baucus is actually stepping down? >> well, i think baucus, he's 71-year-old, and we're thinking a year or two ago why would this guy one to aren't again and put himself through the mill. highways been there for 40 years. why would he step down? baucus is a political animal. he is always raising money. even today it was a surprise, i don't think it's a total surprise that max wouldn't say enough is enough. let's call it quits and give people time to run for my seat if they so choose. >> michael: if that wasn't a total surprise, in light of this is is it a surprise the way he voted on the gun bill. >> well, i'm not surprised at all. any democrat in montana is not going to be voting for gun control. john tester did vote for one little piece of that gun control bill on the backgroun
department has still not named any suspects in the bombing but this morning president obama called it an act of terrorism. >> obama: this was a heinous and cowardly act. given what we now know took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorist. any time bombs are used to bomb civilians it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know, however is who carried out this attack or why. >> michael: the president will visit boston on thursday and today investigators combed through the remains crawling on sidewalks, scraping up fragments, and looking for any signs of who did this and why they did it. those tiny remnants helped the fbi solve other bombings like the 1993 attack on the world trade center. just a small fragment of the van that carried the explosives was found in the rubble, and that helped investigators identify the bomber. boston authorities say the bombs were made from pressure cookers and they believe a nylon backpack was holding the device. patients came in with wounds from small pellets and sharp nail-like objects. they're saving all of those pieces as evidence. they hop
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